Nadal reaches the 8th at Wimbledon, Tsitsipas falls to Kyrgios
Rafael Nadal Spanish tennis player
Nadal reaches the 8th at Wimbledon, Tsitsipas falls to Kyrgios.
Rafael Nadal, 4th in the world, quietly qualified Saturday for the 8th final of Wimbledon. He defeated the Italian Lorenzo Sonego (54th) 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
“It’s my best game since the beginning of the tournament, against the best of my three opponents so far. I’m happy to have raised my level of play well,” said the 36-year-old Spaniard.
In his first two games of the tournament, conceded a set each time. Nadal had not played on the London grass since his semi-final defeat in 2019.
This time, he did not leave the shadow of hope to his opponent. Next, he will face the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp (25th) to try to climb to the quarters.
Nadal was the winner of Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010. Now he is looking for a 23rd Grand Slam title after winning this year’s Australian Open and Roland Garros.
But he is under the threat of foot pain that has not bothered him since the beginning of the competition.
Kyrgios gets rid of Tsitsipas
Australian Nick Kyrgios (40th in the world) eliminated the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th). It was an electric match won 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7).
Discussions, insults, penalty points, melting public, and very high-level tennis. The Kyrgios show was at its maximum.
Kyrgois emerged victorious from this confrontation to find Brandon Nakashima (56th) in the 8th final.
“It was a crazy match, in an extraordinary atmosphere. I’m super happy to have passed. It was a crazy match… ”
Commented the 27-year-old Australian after shaking hands with his opponent at the end.
Tsitsipas is a finalist at Ronald Garros in 2021 and a three-time semi-finalist at the Australian Open. He had only made it past the first round on the grass of Wimbledon in 2018.
Taylor Fritz beat Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (3), while Brandon Nakashima defeated Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.
Jenson Brooksby defeated Cristian Garin 6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, and Jack Sock lost 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to Jason Kubler.
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